The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has completed its periodic submission of its qualifications to the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII, UK) and has been awarded recognition of prior learning credits valid until September 2020.
The BIBF currently offers 285 credits offered across 15 different units of Insurance courses in both the English and the Arabic language. The units range from introductory courses in insurance to specialised technical units, as well as managerial topics.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is the world’s largest examination awarding body in the field of insurance and financial planning, and has provided qualifications to over one million students in 150 countries over the last 10 years. The CII accreditation is well recognised in the industry and provides formal recognition of high quality learning and contribution to professional development. The BIBF has worked with the CII for many years and is the only training provider in the world to offer the CII’s Diploma in Insurance (Dip CII) qualification entirely in the Arabic language.
Speaking about the accreditation, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, the BIBF’s Director, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have had our credits renewed till 2020, not only to continue to add further value to our in-house qualifications, but to be able to offer more training opportunities within the industry to organisations and their staff on a variety of levels. At BIBF, we are dedicated to providing high quality training to ensure both our clients and learners are receiving the best support to develop their companies and career paths. Through our extensive knowledge of the finance and insurance sector we are able to provide world-class training and the accreditation demonstrates our ability to do so at a high standard of quality.”
The Head of the Centre for Insurance at the BIBF, Ms Manal Mashkoor noted the achievement and credited the award to BIBF’s dedication towards maintaining very high standards of quality, and providing the local and regional insurance industry with locally established, internationally recognised qualifications that is at par with what is offered across the world. “the BIBF is committed to providing its stakeholders with the best qualifications available in the market, and will continue to strive towards adding further courses to our suite of offerings, in line with market needs”, she added.
With over 37 years of experience in the training industry, the BIBF continuously leads the way by developing and introducing new courses in partnership with a number of educational establishments.